Baked Sushi : Quarantine Food Trend
Baked Sushi is one of the quarantine food trends. It’s been a few months since the quarantine and lots of people have enough time to explore inside the kitchen. This Baked Sushi comes from the imaginative minds and experimentation with what we have on hand.
You might have seen on social media specially if you are part of food communities online this latest craze. Baked Sushi is a deconstructed sushi that’s baked in a pan or casserole. It has the same component as sushi, once baked this is served with nori sheets. They way to eat is to scoop a spoonful and wrap it with nori, and munch it like tacos. This one is indeed a great food innovation.
Since this Baked Sushi becomes a hit, I always wanted to try one. I have been very curious on how will it taste, the flavors, texture etc. Sushi is one of my favorite food and the lock down hinders me to enjoy this type of food.
I’ve been trying to order online but most sellers are too far from my area. This is why I tried to make my own version after watching several videos on YouTube on how to do it. And after reading several recipes, I finally decided to give it a try.
Here is my own version of Baked Sushi, since I have limited access to Japanese ingredients I tried to use the closest substitute that I can get.
- 3/4 cup Japanese mayo (substitute: regular mayonnaise with rice wine vinegar and sugar)
- 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened (substitute: sour cream)
- A pack kani – imitation crab / real crab if you have
- 1 medium size mango
- one small cucumber
- Nori Sheets
- 3 table spoon rice wine vinegar
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 table spoon sugar
- Furikake (optional) (substitute : toasted sesame )
- Make the sushi topping by combining Japanese mayo, softened cream cheese, and your chopped kani.
- Mix rice wine vinegar, salt and sugar into cooked rice and pat down in an oven-safe tray.
- Sprinkle furikake over the rice in an even layer. If you don’t have furikake at home, you can use sesame seeds and shredded nori.
- Add your sushi topping over the rice in an even layer
- Bake in a oven for 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, or until bubbly
- Serve by scooping into nori sheets.
Finding a Japanese Grocery store in Batangas is quite a challenge. The easy to find items in a local supermarket are Kewpie Japanese Mayo, Kani and sometimes Nori sheets. You may opt to check out Assi Fresh located at The Grove Park in Malvar, Greenwell Grocery store at Pallocan Batangas City.
Baked Sushi is a great culinary masterpiece that rose during the pandemic. Not only does it gives us an eclectic dish to enjoy but this also gives new business opportunity.
As the virus has spread exponentially, businesses have been forced to temporarily stop operating and many jobs have been lost. However online culinary businesses serve as an attractive opportunity for some to start a new venture. The work from home gave us more free time.
Many people saw this business opportunity where people are bored thus new hobby appeared, which is snacking. Nowadays marketing is very easy through social media and we have different delivery channels to support any business.
What are you waiting for? Try this recipe whether for snacking or for your online culinary business! Keep visiting Mykmag for more recipes.